Italy, Monaco and France

An Exclusive Garden Journey with Garden Time

September 14 - 26, 2019

“Some spots are the cradle of genius. Provence is one.”
Lawrence Durrell

Join Garden Time hosts Judy Alleruzzo and William McClenathan and fellow guests for a garden lover’s in-depth exploration of the Italian Lake District, Monaco, the French Riviera and Provence.

Your garden adventure commences in Varenna, Italy, on beautiful Lake Como, where you will spend two days visiting stunning gardens and their accompanying gorgeous lakeside villas. On our way to Menton, we will visit the Italianate garden at Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore. Menton is our home for three nights as we explore the garden gems on the French Riviera, including the Jardin Exotique of Monaco and Lawrence Johnston's (Hidcote Manor) Jardin Serre de la Madone. Provence is next; via the charming university town of Aix, we make our way to Arles, one of Van Gogh's homes in Provence, our home for the next four nights. From Arles we will explore the surrounding area, visiting the market in Gordes and a number of private gardens, including La Louve, a contemporary garden in the Luberon region, created in 1986 by Hermes textile designer, Nicole de Vesian. Join Garden Time to savor the beauty these dazzling regions offer: lush gardens, delicious food and wine, colorful villages and Roman architecture.

Expedition Highlights

Stunning villas and gardens of Lake Como with a local guide
Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore
Hanbury Botanical Gardens
Jardin Serre de la Madone and Close du Peyronnet, Menton
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, St Jean Cap Ferrat
Visits and tours of private & public gardens of Provence
Colorful Provençal market
Wine tasting
The Roman arena of Arles
Michelin lunch
Traditional dining in cafés and bistros
Historic walks in Bellagio, Aix-en-Provence and Arles, with local experts
An optional Italian Cooking Demonstration


Trip Facts

13 Days/ 12 Nights
$4,995 per person based on double occupancy Land Package only
$1,195 Single Supplement 
Journey begins in Varenna on Lake Como on September 14, 2019
Journey ends in Nice after breakfast on September 26

$1,520 pp - Delta Airlines, optional R/T group flight (includes taxes, fees & airport transfer in Milan & Nice)

 

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